Gen X Amplified with Adrion Porter

Gen X Amplified is the premier podcast dedicated to the powerful generation between the boomers and millennials. The podcast features valuable insights and conversations with world-renowned Gen X thought leaders including: Marie Forleo, Jon Fortt, Gretchen Rubin, Lindsey Pollak, Tara Jaye Frank, Carmine Gallo, Brian Solis, and many others.
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Feb 24, 2016

Do you ever dream about running your own business? Do you ever dream about more time with your family? Do you want to change the world?

Then you MUST listen to this value-packed and fun episode of Gen X Amplified with someone who has been named a “thought leader for the next generation by none other than Oprah Winfrey. I am joined by the wonderful and phenomenal Marie Forleo.

Marie Forleo is a quintessential entrepreneur, author, online tv host, and marketing expert. She is the creator and host of her award-winning web TV show, Marie TV - where she has interviewed some of the most phenomenal people such as Arianna Huffington and Tony Robbins to name a few.

Through her content and her overall brand - her goal and mission is to help you build a life you truly love, and use your gifts to change the world.

Marie is also the founder of the very popular B-School, which is an 8-week interactive video based training program that teaches smart effective online marketing strategies to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to fuel higher profits and their higher purpose.

Having a passion for a mission-driven life, Marie has also mentored young business owners at Richard Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. And through her own “Change Your Life, Change The World" initiative - every product purchased helps support a person in need. was also named by as one of the Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs, and her business has been listed as one of the Inc’s 500 fastest growing companies.

During this fun-filled and value-driven chat with Marie, we discuss her fascinating story/journey from working at the New York Exchange, teaching hip-hop dance classes, to becoming one of the most revered entrepreneurs and personal brands in the marketplace.

We also unpack the many awesome details of B-School, and Marie shares plenty of golden nuggets on we are all actually getting younger because of this digital age. And it’s now easier than ever before to take advantage of these new media tools to build a business and life we love.


Key Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Why did Marie decide to become a life coach at 23 years old?
  • What was that transformational moment that Marie decided to become a life coach
  • What were some of the entrepreneurial principles that Marie learned first hand from her parents
  • Why cultivating key relationships is a priority for Marie throughout her journey
  • Why Marie embraced video as her primary platform to amplify her brand and build an audience
  • Hear why B-School is a very unique and powerful online training program
  • Listen to why one her most famous catchphrases is “everything is figureoutable”
  • Why Marie feels that everyone, especially Gen Xers should take advantage of these digital tools to build their brand in today’s marketplace
  • And so plenty more!

Awesome Resources from this Episode:

Marie's Personal Theme Song

Marie's Recommended Tools/Resource

Thank you for listening!

Feb 19, 2016

For this new solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I focus on how success, achieving your goals, and overall greatness can only happen, after you have truly put the work in . Particularly, what I call having some P.E.P. - preparation, execution, and patience.


Whenever we want to achieve a new goal, learn a new skill, or become successful in general - we tend to want to rush the end result. We want to be great, much sooner than later. We want success and we want it now!

Well that is a very unrealistic and ineffective approach. True success and true greatness doesn't happen overnight. It requires us to put the work in.

For example - think about a box of cake mix. On the front of the box, you see the nice picture of the finished product - the fluffy and moist cake. But in order to get to that finished cake, you have to turn the box over for the baking instructions and follow the recipe. You must take all of the essential ingredients, mix them together, turn up some heat, put it in the oven, and then wait for the cake to bake. This same principle applies when it comes to achieving greatness in life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why being intentional with preparation and taking action is key.
  • Why achieving success and greatness is very similar to baking a cake.
  • The importance of understanding how your experience, expertise, passions, insights, and relationships can be used to reach your goals.
  • And so much more!

Resources from this Episode:

Thank you for listening!

Thank you so very much for listening to the podcast, and this special solo episode - Why Greatness Requires Preparation, Execution, and Patience (P.E.P.) There are so many other shows out there, so the fact that you took the time to listen in really means a lot!